“Le Souvenir” Chardonnay 2016 – 750ml
This 2016 offering comes from Sierra Madre Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley. After looking for a very special site planted with the Wente clone, Paul was lucky to find “a most enchanting part of the historic Sierra Madre Vineyard established over 30 years ago.” This small parcel has gentle southern exposure, producing small yields of medium-bodied Chardonnay with nuances of citrus and minerality. It “reveals attractive aromas of yellow orchard fruit, citrus zest, peach and honeycomb. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, with more textural glossiness than the Belle de Jour, underpinned by bright acids and concluding with an intense, chalky finish.” – 95 Points, Robert Parker.
- Vintage 2016
- Bottle Size 750ml